The Art of the Novel (Perennial Classics) (Paperback)

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Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on Hermann Broch, and his exploration of the world of Kafka's novels vividly reveals the comic terror of Kafka's bureaucratized universe.

Kundera's discussion of his own work includes his views on the role of historical events in fiction, the meaning of action, and the creation of character in the post-psychological novel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060093747
ISBN-10: 0060093749
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: April 1st, 2003
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Perennial Classics